On 12 March it was announced that Montserrat Comesaña (PCC team) and David Tizón-Couto (LVTC team) have been awarded three-year postdoctoral contracts funded by the Plan for Research, Development and Innovation of the Autonomous Government of Galicia. This very competitive programme received over 200 applications; Montserrat and David were among the very few successful applicants in [...]
A new ELC research seminar will be held on Tuesday 9th April 2013. The two invited speakers are Zeltia Blanco-Suárez (USC) and Begoña Soneira (USC). The topics of their presentations are, respectively: “Grammaticalisation and subjectification of death-related intensifiers in the history of English” “The role of loanwords in the lexical description of English for Architecture: [...]
Cristina Blanco-García and Tamara Bouso, both members of the VLCG team, have recently obtained four-year postgraduate grants from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the Spanish Ministry of Education, respectively. Tamara’s PhD advisors are Teresa Fanego and Belén Méndez-Naya; Cristina’s PhD advisor is María José López-Couso.
Paula Rodríguez-Puente, a member of the VLCG team, has just obtained a position as Lecturer (‘Ayudante’) at the Department of Philology of the University of Cantabria. Many congratulations to Paula, her PhD supervisor and the VLCG team!
The Autonomous Government of Galicia (Directorate General for Scientific and Technological Promotion) has awarded three new research grants (€70.000 each) to the VLCG (grant no. CN2012/012), LVTC (grant no. CN2012/294) and SPERTUS (grant no. CN2012/081) teams.
Carlos Prado-Alonso’s research monograph Full-verb inversion in written and spoken English (Bern: Peter Lang, 2011) has received the ESSE Book Award 2012 for Junior Scholars in the category ‘English Language and Linguistics’. The winners of these prestigious awards were publicly announced at the General Meeting of ESSE, held in Istanbul the first week of September [...]
Ignacio Palacios and Carlos Acuña-Fariña have received funding from the Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness to carry out the research projects detailed below: Ignacio Palacios and team: ”El inglés hablado contemporáneo: el componente interpersonal en contextos informales y académicos” (grant FFI2012-31450; 01/01/ 2013-31/12/2015). Carlos Acuña-Fariña and team: “El procesamiento sintáctico visto desde la interferencia semántica” [...]
Carlos Prado-Alonso, a member of the VLCG team, has just obtained a position as ‘Ayudante Doctor’ at the Department of English and German of the University of Valencia. Congratulations to Carlos, his PhD supervisors and the VLCG team!
The 34th International Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME) will be held at the University of Santiago de Compostela in May 2013. Jenny Cheshire (Queen Mary University of London), Holger Diessel (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena), Marianne Hundt (University of Zurich) and Ken Hyland (Hong Kong) have agreed to give plenary presentations. [...]
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